Youth Spotlight – Hannah Buijs

In Youth Spotlight by admin


I am in grade 9.

I am 14 years old.

What is your horses’ name?
Lopin To The Bar (Tucker)

Why do you love your horse?
I love my horse because he has looked after me since I was 9 years old so we have a strong connection. He is always a willing partner and always tries his best.

How long have you been involved in Quarter Horses?
I have been involved in Quarter horses for about 11 years.

Who is your coach?
Jodi Mallette

Why do you like to show and what is your favourite class?
I like to show because anything can happen in the show ring and you and your horse always have something to work on. It also amazes me how hard our horses try for us when ultimately they are much bigger, stronger and can make their own decisions. My favorite class is Horsemanship because you and your horse really become one and it shows the connection and communication you and your horse have.

What other class(es) are you showing in?
I am showing in Showmanship, Horsemanship, Trail, and Western Riding.

What is your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement recently was performing flying lead changes without reins. My all time biggest achievement would probably be placing Top Ten at The All American Quarter Horse Congress the first year we went and then coming back the following year and placing in the Top Five.

What activities are you involved with outside of horses?
Horses take up most of my time but when I’m outside of horses, I read and occasionally play chess.

What do you aspire to be?
I aspire to be a veterinarian or to have some kind of career that is involved with science.

What are some of your favourite movies and songs?
Some of my favourite movies are Footloose, Racing Stripes, Dreamer, and Amazing Racer. Some of my favorite songs are pretty much anything from George Strait and Blake Shelton.